the loner


The Loner archetype is very popular because the Loner, at the core, feels misunderstood. And most readers can really relate to feeling misunderstood. In today’s quote, however, we find a Loner embracing the benefits of her neighbors’ ignorance.

Margaret Cunningham took a secret pleasure in the isolation that her odd behavior had thrust upon her. The local ladies had all warned their children not to venture into her yard, and as a result she had the only untrodden flowerbed in her little corner of a small Charleston suburb. -From “Balm of Hurt Minds” by Thomas R. Dulski¬†

Writing Prompt: Write about a Loner and pay attention to the character’s feelings about being misunderstood.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you felt misunderstood.

Art Prompt: Loner

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about the place of the loner in today’s society.

Photo Credit: Sassy Bella Melange on Flickr

2 Responses to Prompt #58: The Loner

  1. Amelia May says:

    Hello! This is a prompt I used for a writing blog post!
    Link to the post below:
    https://ameliamaywriting.wixsite.com/writing/single-post/2017/02/10/The-Note-from-The-Loner

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